top of page

I Ate the Cheese*

*Lisa Rosa, a professor at Polk State College, led the Creative Writing Club, which I co-sponsor, in creating a parody of Kenneth Koch's parody of William Carlos Williams' "This Is Just to Say" (1934). Koch's parody, "Variations of a Theme by William Carlos Williams," appeared in Thank You, and Other Poems (1962).

I ate the cheese

and crackers you

were saving for the chili

you made.

Forgive me.

I need the food to

ease my anxiety and

I prefer my chili to

be cheese and crackers.**

**A true story. I knew I'd get in trouble, but my mother-in-law had brought Ritz crackers and cheddar cheese to go with the chili my husband made. It's good chili, but I really prefer cheese. I ate a lot of cheese and crackers in that one sitting. And, yes, my husband was greatly disappointed that none was left for the remaining chili.

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Classic
  • Twitter Classic
  • Google Classic
bottom of page